John Keats

(31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821 / London, England)

Asleep! O Sleep A Little While, White Pearl! - Poem by John Keats

Asleep! O sleep a little while, white pearl!
And let me kneel, and let me pray to thee,
And let me call Heaven’s blessing on thine eyes,
And let me breathe into the happy air,
That doth enfold and touch thee all about,
Vows of my slavery, my giving up,
My sudden adoration, my great love!


Comments about Asleep! O Sleep A Little While, White Pearl! by John Keats

  • (10/26/2018 8:29:00 PM)

    Add a comment. Very beautifull poem (Report)Reply

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  • Glen Kappy (6/25/2018 7:43:00 AM)

    i think keats is one of the greatest lyrical poets who ever wrote in english. and it strikes me, reading this, that what drove his verse was his uncorked and unguarded passion that rushed through his singing self. -gk (Report)Reply

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  • Lungelo S Mbuyazi (6/25/2018 4:25:00 AM)

    Nice write from John Keats (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (6/25/2018 4:19:00 AM)

    a piece of history
    that is death
    no; a sleeping just
    a living death
    dreamy or nightmare within
    just closing eyes with eyelid-
    a pampers of sight king
    dream within dreams
    in numbing grim
    disdain or adorn!
    from moonlit to sun beam..............................
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  • Adrian Flett (6/25/2018 3:49:00 AM)

    The mysterious world we enter each night (Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh T A (6/25/2018 1:33:00 AM)

    A great craving for his sensuous love, Poet John Keats kindles desire for love to all! (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (6/25/2018 1:24:00 AM)

    Such a great write by John Keats👍👍👍 (Report)Reply

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  • Britte Ninad (6/25/2018 1:02:00 AM)

    on inert palanquin
    a numbness body
    as like as paralyzed being
    just breathing
    the curtain of eyes cover the eyeball
    nothing is seeing
    a sleeping........
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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/28/2017 2:12:00 AM)

    And let me breathe into the happy air,
    That doth enfold and touch thee all about,
    Nice poem.
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  • Vishal Sharma (10/27/2015 9:47:00 AM)

    Amazing wordings (Report)Reply

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  • Luna Tsuki (5/13/2014 12:51:00 AM)

    wish someone would read this to me before going to bed, it might cure my insomnia (Report)Reply

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  • (11/30/2013 7:52:00 PM)

    a poem devoted to sleep...nice... (Report)Reply

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  • Azam Safi (8/25/2013 5:22:00 PM)

    i have no words for keats.. (Report)Reply

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  • Shahzia Batool (3/4/2012 7:44:00 AM)

    A thing of Beauty is a joy forever...
    the line is dedicated for such beautiful poetry
    the effectiveness of which never passes into nothingness...
    it's a lovely apostrophe to sleep...
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  • (4/19/2010 7:37:00 PM)

    good poem: P: P: P: P: P: P: P (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 22, 2010



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